It’s alleged that executives at Wynn Resorts concealed sexual misconduct allegations against founder Steve Wynn. Wynn resigned from his post with the chain when the allegations went public in February 2018. An investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission began revealing findings this week.
It has been revealed that executives at Wynn Resorts covered up accusations of sexual misconduct against founder Steve Wynn, CBS reports. The investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was released earlier this week, just as the body began proceedings to ascertain if resort executives deliberately concealed these allegations of misconduct when it applied for a casino license back in 2013.
Wynn himself has reportedly denied all allegations and the company has not contested any content of the commission’s report.
According to the outlet, “The report by the state Gaming Commission’s investigative team doesn’t make a recommendation to regulators but concludes by saying the five-member panel should evaluate the company’s recent reforms in the context of the report’s findings.”
Back in February of 2018, Wynn resigned as multiple allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him by former employees were made public. Since then, industry authorities have commended the resort chain for its efforts to change its corporate culture, including actively removing executives who were aware of allegations against Wynn but failed to combat them.
As part of this sea change, the outlet reports that the chain also no longer prohibits employees from making any allegations public. Michael Weaver, a spokesperson for the company, admitted that the company’s policy in this regard is unusual from other businesses within the industry, but added that, “Our goal of not protecting sexual harassers is the same.”
The commission’s findings on the company’s activities with respect of the allegations involving Steve Wynn are, as of this week, now being made public. These findings could, the outlet reports, impact both the resort’s casino license as well as the opening of a new, upscale resort that is scheduled to begin operations in June.
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